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Sidney Gottlieb: Mastermind of MKULTRA

Sidney Gottlieb: Mastermind of MKULTRA

“He was creator and destroyer, an outlaw who served power, a gentle hearted torturer… above all he was an instrument of history,” writes Stephen Kinzer of Sidney Gottlieb, chief of the CIA’s mind control program notoriously known as MKULTRA. The revelations of Kinzer’s fascinating and disturbing biography, Poisoner in Chief, are unsettling enough. Kinzer, former...

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The Cambridge Five: How an Epic Spy Ring Penetrated British Power

The Cambridge Five: How an Epic Spy Ring Penetrated British Power

From HistoryExtra, the story of how the Soviet KGB penetrated the upper ranks of British government during and after World War II. The CIA, in the person of James Angleton, was fooled as well. [If you want to know more, see biography of Angleton, THE GHOST: The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster James Jesus Angleton.]...

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The Man Who Asked Too Many JFK Questions

The Man Who Asked Too Many JFK Questions

The late Charles Thomas belonged to an exclusive, unhappy and forgotten club: U.S. government officials whose efforts to honestly investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963 cost them their jobs and reputations. Last week the Washington Post ran an obituary of Cynthia Thomas, the widow of Charles Thomas. It was an unusual...

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In Honor of James Angleton, Founding Father of the CIA-Mossad Alliance

In Honor of James Angleton, Founding Father of the CIA-Mossad Alliance

In an obtrusive spot on a winding path through a hilside park above the ancient walls of the Old Jerusalem lies a stone memorial to one of the CIA’s most controversial spies. It a geopolitical monument hidden in plain view. The stone–carved in English, Hebrew and Arabic—honors the memory of James Angleton, the first chief...

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